Patrick J. Geary

Patrick J. Geary
School of Historical Studies

Patrick Geary’s work extends over a vast range of topics in medieval history, both chronologically and conceptually—from religiosity and social memory to language, ethnicity, social structure, and political organization. Many of his essays and books remain standard literature in the field and have been translated in multiple languages. He has directed the St. Gall Plan Project, an Internet-based initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that provides tools for the study of Carolingian monasticism. Currently, Geary is leading a major project that studies the migration of European societies north and south of the Alps through the analysis of ancient DNA in Longobard cemeteries in Hungary and in Italy.

Yale University, Ph.D. 1974; Princeton University, Assistant Professor 1974–80; University of Florida, Associate Professor 1980–86, Professor 1986–93; University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of History 1993–2004, Director of UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1993–98, Director of UCLA Humanities Consortium 1996–98, Distinguished Professor of History 2004–2011; University of Notre Dame, Professor of History and Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute 1998–2000; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1990–91, Professor 2012–; Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Corresponding Fellow; Austrian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Fellow; British Academy, Corresponding Fellow; Société Nationale des Antiquaires, Membre Associé Étranger; Ehrenmitglied, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Medieval Academy of America, Past President, Fellow; International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages–Online, Editor-in-Chief; Oxford Studies in Medieval European History, Coeditor

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